There goes a famous saying, “Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain”. Monsoon is a season equally loved by the young and the old. It casts an enchanting spell over everyone. This year surprisingly monsoon has extended in India and that leaves us with more time to enjoy the pitter patter of raindrops with the rainy day songs, a cup of coffee and our favourite munchies to munch on. We’ll discuss some of the hugely loved Hindi Film Songs from our favourite movies.
Pyaar Hua Ikraar Hua
This one from the 1955 ‘Shree 420’ is by far the most famous monsoon melody in Hindi Film Music. We get reminded of the black and white stills of Raj Kapoor and Nargis singing under an umbrella on a rainy night. It was composed by Shankar Jaikishan, Sung by melody queen Lata Mangeshkar and the singing gem Manna Dey. The lyrics were penned down by Shailendra. ‘Pyaar Hua Ikraar Hua’ is the best and the oldest hit monsoon number from Hindi cinema that we can remember.
Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si
Composed by our master composer S.D Burman, Sung by the multi-talented Kishore Kumar and the lyrics written by Majrooh Sultanpuri, ‘Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si’, is an exceptionally well-acclaimed Bollywood song from ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’ perfect for the monsoon. Madhubala is compelled to get down from her car, as she visits a car fixing shop to get her car set right, she meets Kishore Kumar as the mechanic. It is he who sings this euphonious tune, making the rainy night appear much more romantic and magical.
Rimjhim Gire Saawan
Who hasn’t heard of ‘Rimjhim Gire Saawan Sulag Sulag Jaye Man'? It takes you down the memory lanes of old Bombay, before its transformation to Mumbai. Amitabh Bachchan and Mousumi Chatterjee starring in this 1979 movie ‘Manzil’ are shown walking down the water-logged streets of Bombay in the torrential downpour. With an exceptional composition by RD Burman and lyrics by Yogesh, Lata Mangeshkar sang this song, breathing life to it and making it gain a cult status.
Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein
This track with a lilting tune from the 1979 movie ‘Ajnabee’ resonates a foot tapping, rhythmic folk music. Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman’s canoodling and dancing upon the terrace on a rainy night adds all the charm to this mellow song written by Anand Bakshi, composed by R.D Burman and sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar.
Koi Ladki Hai
Koi Ladki Hai composed by the adept composer Uttam Singh, written by lyricist Anand Bakshi and sung by our playback experts Lata Mangeshkar along with Udit Narayan is a superb monsoon song for kids, we hear plenty of lively kids singing the chorus part and the Chak Dhoom Dhoom part. From the 1997 Yash Chopra directorial movie ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ starring Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Karishma Kapoor, this song will surely make you jiggle to its entertaining beats.
Ghanan Ghanan makes us realise the importance of the saviour like life giving rain. This song from the academy award winning “Lagaan” depicts the strife of drought stricken farmers deprived of rain for quite long. A.R Rahman’s beautiful composition and fine lyricist Javed Akhtar’s lyrics make this song from Ashutosh Gowariker’s period drama sung by accomplished singers Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Sukhwinder Singh, Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan and Kishori Gowariker a musical masterpiece.
This energetic and refreshing song from the Mani Ratnam movie Guru(2007) shows Aishwarya Rai madly dancing and enjoying in the rain around the lush green villages of Kerala. Rahman has created an exquisite musical piece, adorned with lyrics by Gulzar and sung by our favourite playback girl Shreya Ghoshal, this song is still a dearly loved monsoon favourite.
The recent Mohit Suri movie ‘Half Girlfriend’, an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel of the same name made us fall in love with the song ‘Baarish’ replete with the tunes from a Santoor producing the perfect monsoon melody. Composer Tanishk Bagchi, lyricist Arafat Mehmood and the super talented new gen singers Ash King and Shashaa Tirupati prove their amazing musical prowess through this track.
These peppy tracks are sure to make their way to your rainy day playlist. To listen to your favourite Monsoon songs visit http://gaanap.com/shared/play, to play games or to read the blogs and reviews visit GaanaP and download the App now! 🙂